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It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
– Søren Kierkegaard
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
– Jerome K. Jerome
It is so sad to hear that Nikolai Nikolaevich Vasiliev has died. We all find it hard that he’s not alive. Friends write to us, but many letters don’t reach us… We remember the old days, visiting our hospital. I guess no one goes to the graves of our injured ones now nearly everyone was taken away from Tsarskoe. Do you remember Lukyanov he was so pitiful and sweet, always playing with our bracelets like a baby. His visiting card was in my album, but unfortunately the album was left behind at Tsarskoe. Just now I’m writing in our bedroom. On the writing desk are pictures of our beloved hospital…All in all, the times we went to visit the hospital were awfully good. We often reminisce about our visits to the hospital, the evening chats on the telephone, and everything, everything….
– Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
– Ronald Knox
It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year.
– Tom Lehrer
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
– Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Live"
It is sometimes expedient to forget who we are.
– Publilius Syrus (c. 42 BC)
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
– Jean Rostand
It is spring time now! While the world looks for a new war to fight, you look for a cherry blossom to watch! Let the stupid seeks the violence; you seek the elegance!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
It is still an unending source of surprise for me how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a piece of paper can change the course of human affairs.
– Stanislaw Ulam
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.
– Author Unknown
It is such a pity that the only road that never ceases to close out is the that of cowardice" - Mental Hell
– Ahmed Korayem
It is suggested that, in domestic violence at least, the presence or absence of a firearm, or of any other type of weapon, is of far less importance to the outcome than the passion generated in the attacker. The man who has lost control will cause serious injuries in many cases, quite irrespective of the weapon he uses and regardless of the certainty of detection and punishment.
– Colin Greenwood
It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity.
– Charles Cooley
It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to.
– Walter Linn
It is tedious to tell again tales already plainly told.
– Homer
It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.
– Sophocles
It is terrifying to see how easily, in certain people, all dignity collapses. Yet when you think about it, this is quite normal since they only maintain this dignity by constantly striving against their own nature.
– Albert Camus
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
– Max Eastman
It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself.
– Epictetus, Enchiridion
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
– Hilaire Belloc
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.
– William Shakespeare
It is the character of a simpleton to be a bore. A man of sense sees at once whether he is welcome or tiresome; he knows to withdraw the moment that precedes that in which he would be in the least in the way.
– La Bruy?re
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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